Saturday, October 20, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I know this is a horrible picture. I will try and upload a better one tomorrow. It is so glam too! I am one of those people that really don't like alot of the cards that I make, but I absolutely LOVE this card! I started off buy inking up Cosmobella with some black Staz On and stamping the image on some Prism white cardstock. I colored her in with my Aquarell Watercolor Pencil crayons and used my Auquaflo painter thingy for the first time! How have I gone without it for so long? My designer papers are from the Basic Grey Collection Perhaps. This wasn't a specific card for anything so I thought that the Live It Up sentiment fit it perfectly. That is one of the Studio G stamps from the Michaels $1.50 sets. Those sets are great just for all the little sentiments. I thought that Bella looked so glamorous that I added the 3 jeweled brads from Generations. The background pink cardstock is from Bazzill. Like I said this is one of my favorite cards I have made so far. Bella just makes it so easy!
Monday, October 15, 2007
I don't have anything new to show you today so I will show you one of my favorite scrapbook layouts. I cannot take credit for the design, I got the package from The Memory Workshop .
Saturday, October 13, 2007
This is the Mrs. I started off by embossing the background with the cuttlebug folder which was a chore as I don't have a cuttlebug yet! I used my good old original Sizzix! I had some fun trying to figure it out but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! I love the look so much and I could only afford the embossing folders not the machine! Then I decided to ink up my new Let it Snow set from Inque Boutique . I was kind of hard to color her as she is all mostly white. ( any other color you know you are in trouble!) So I colored her nose and put a little color on her branch arms with my Aquarell Watercolor Pencils and kind of blended it a little bit. I also added a little bit of blue to the bottom of her so it looked like she was sitting on some ice. I also inked up the edges of all the white cardstock for a more frosty feeling with Baby Blue Versacolor. The ribbon is from American Crafts. I topped it all off with 3 snowflake brads from Making Memories. Hope you like!
This is the first set that I picked out. Isn't it cute? I thought it would be a good choise with the holidays coming up and all. This set is called Let it Snow. Can you beleive that I got this set of 21 stamps for under $11.00 CAD? That is the best part.
If you have Christmas images you need Christmas saying so I couldn't give up this set too. It is a mini set even though you cannot tell from the pic. It is considerably smaller and cheaper. Under $3.50 CAD. WOW! The bonus part is there are 19 stamps to this set. This set is called Mini-Christmas. I should be set for Christmas stamps for this year but I am sure I can find more.
So, want to know how I managed to 3 items at the store? Ah, this Surfafella is for Trevor! I cannot walk into Urban Trends Scrapbook Co. and not walk out without at least one Bella / Fella. I love them all.
I am off to ink up some of these great new stamps. I hope to have something for you later!
Friday, October 12, 2007
Here are your random numbers:26
Timestamp: 2007-10-13 02:08:33 UTC
And the winner is.............
Jan Scholl said...
I am thankful that summer stayed around a few extra weeks-it was 90F today. but sadly, it will be gone by tomorrow and the sadness sets it. so my happy place will be on the heating pads. Please summer come back soon.
October 9, 2007 12:37 AM
Congratulations Jan! Please email me your snail mail addy and I will get this package out to you during the next week!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
It is Thanksgiving weekend up here in Canada so we will be having Thanksgiving Dinner on Monday as I have to share my daughter with her father and he will have her for dinner on Sunday! Mmmm....I love turkey. Dinner will be at moms, so that leaves no mess for me and good eaten all weekend!
Onto some stampin' business! I finally had some down time today after I had picked up Trevor, he was watching a Pokemon movie. I decided that I was getting quite a collection of Bellas and that I should mount them all before if seems to overwhelming to even bother. I hadn't started when I first got them as I did not have any EZ mount. I decided again getting a hot knife as I was told that why waste your money on that when you can use a good pair of scissors and get them all sticky then clean them off. "It works just as good" also "more money to spend on Bellas!" Well that convinced me. Anything more Bellas! So now a couple of my Bellas look like they have gone through a chop shop! What is so EZ about the EZ Mount? If anyone know you can let me know! But hey it does not matter what my Bellas look like it matters what the stamped image looks like to me! If anyone wants to laugh they really don't need to use them!
There is my finished products. I even got some other stamps mounted with the not so EZ mount too! I will eventually do more...but I think that is enough for a bit as I was getting so frustrated and I have to wait for my LSS to get more in!
So because the is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and I am thankful to be Canadian I think that is a cause for blog candy! I do not have it ready today, be on the lookout for it tomorrow and think about what you are thankful for!
Monday, October 1, 2007
So quite a while back I put out a plee on Splitcoaststampers for some newer Stampin Up images as I kind of felt out of the loop not having any new images. This awesome gal Traci (chooch)answered my cry for help and decided to send me some images. She had mentioned that she also had TAC (The Angel Company) images too! I was overjoyed as you know they do not have TAC stamps here in Canada! So I anxiously awaited Traci's package. On one of the rottenest days Traci's package shows up in the mail and wow it was well worth waiting for!
Traci sent me oodles and oodles of stamped images. I will be busy for a long time. She even sent me coloured images. What fun is that? Might I add they are perfect stamped images.
Look at this beautiful card traci sent along with the package! Now what is better than stamped images? Stamps! I got 2 packages of TAC stamps and 4 mini Stampin Up stamps. This packaged totally brightened my day! Of course I had never seen these TAC stamps before either so I cannot wait to start playing with them.
Onto another day! I got back my Summer Tag Swap that I had showed you way back at the beginning of my blogging journey. I participated in this swap with a great group of ladies from a yahoo group called Swapheaven! Here is a pic of all the tags together!
Ok now onto today! Well my birthday is coming up in 4 more days so I have been getting Birthday cards too! I got a whole whack of happy mail today. First off I got a RAK from the Swapheaven group of ribbon and flowers. Well, who can't use ribbon and flowers? Then I got a beautiful birthday card from the penpal group on Splitcoaststampers from Dolores. What a great lady Dolores is, she is the one who got me hooked up on the penpal group!
Isn't this a beautiful card? Dolores is so talented! I love cards that have been cuttlebugged? Is that a word? Then I recieved this great card with a great layered flower on the front from Marcine Luke. I love the navy and yellow ribbon combination!
Last but not least I got this birthday card from Deborah Stevens on Splitcoaststampers also. I do not know if you can see that the circles pop out. The picture does not do this card justice. Wow that was alot of updating. I will not let it get that behind again! Now onto all my thank you's to everyone!
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Now on to the good stuff! I got to get some work done today, nothing motivates you more than the fact that you have swaps due! In fact I got one of my swaps done for Splitcoaststampers . It is called Trick or Treat 6 x 6 Pages Swap. Now how coo is that. The recipe I am doing is Witches Brew and who better to use than Witchybella!
I printed out the recipe on the cardstock first. Then I got to ink up my Witchybella stamp from Stamping Bella for the first time and stamped all my witches. I then colored them all. I used various different markers. I first tried green and purple but then settled with black and purple. I then mounted Witchybella on the orange and onto the yellow cardstock. I added the 4 orange eyelets for a little more embellishments and then mounted it all onto the black for the last of the Halloweeny touch! I wused to hate eyelets and just collect them until I bought my Scrapparatus by Karen Foster, and now I am luvin' eyelets almost as much as I love brads!
Well, I have alot to catch up on, especially with what I have got in the mail, I will take some more pics later and post them, and show you all. I am glad to back.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Ah...my Bind-it-all! I put my deposit down on this a couple months ago and it finally come in! Well when it came in I didn't have the money to pay the rest. Murphy's law right? I am totally excited! I started a project with pics of my niece right away and the next day I was right back at the LSS needing help! I guess that is what happens when you don't read the instructions!
New $1 Michaels stamps! (Up here in Canada they are $1.50) I didn't get them all! I really only picked out the ones I liked. I had no Halloween stamps at all! You can't get any cheaper than that!
Of course, if your LSS sold Bellas could you walk out without one? I was going to buy a Fella but I compromised and bought Retailfellabella! I even had to call my poor sick Taylor at home and confer with her on this. It was a toss up between this one and Cruisabella! This one is quite cute though! I also got the sayings "you glow girl" and the "priceless" saying I can't remember the whole thing right now!
Last but not least, our LSS now carries My Favorite Things Stamps too! I didn't know which ones to buy! To many choices...so I settled on the set "Simply Said" with all the sayings for now because I never have the right sayings and now I can say I have a set of My Favorite Things Stamps!
Well I guess I should get of the computer and get some stamping done and show you some work!
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Note: It's time for a new contest at Card Positioning Systems (aka CPS).
We are teaming up with CardMaker Magazine to celebrate the magazine's new "Sketchbook" column that was just launched in the September 07 issue (and will be featuring some of Tami Mayberry's card sketches).
You are invited to join us for the celebration and show us what you can do with the contest sketch!! Entry is simple, just use the CPS/CardMaker Contest sketch (posted on the CPS blog) to create your best card that fits one of the following themes: Patriotic, travel postcards, summer parties, Christmas in July. Look for the special contest entry section and post a link to your creation.
There are LOTS of great prizes to be won, including the chance to have your card published in CardMaker Magazine.
Entry deadline: 11:59pm Saturday October 15, 2007.
See the CPS blog (www.cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com) for official rules and complete list of sponsors.
Note: SCRAP CHALLENGE: For our August/September Gallery Scrap Contest, we challenge you to create a single page layout (either 8.5 x 11 or 12x12) that includes two or more pieces of patterned paper from 3 Bugs as well as 2 other products from 3 Bugs (other products include stickers, tags, monograms, design board, stamps, designer brads or ribbon). To be considered for the contest you must include "August/September Contest" in your title when you upload your layout to the 3Bugs gallery. Layouts MUST include at least 50% 3 Bugs products. Deadline to submit is September 30, 2007. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will select one winning layout & send the designer a 3 Bugs in a Rug prize package. The winner will also be featured in our October newsletter!
Make sure to sign-up for our newsletter at www.3bugsinarug.com… to receive information about future contests.
Upload layouts at www.3bugsinarug.com…
Note: Scrapbooks, etc. has a new column, and we’re searching for submissions. The column will be called “Etc.” and it is all about using your scrapbook supplies for home décor and gift ideas…projects other than scrapbook pages. As one of our editors (the fabulous Michelle Rubin) said, “This is about getting your supplies off the page and using them in new ways.”
If you have the April 2006 issue of Scrapbooks, etc, this column will be very similar to the ideas featured in our “Deck the Walls” column…wall art, memo boards, keepsake boxes, etc. (hence the name of the column!). We’d love to see your most creative and unique ideas!
Send photos of your projects to us at email@example.com, and put “Etc.” in the subject line to ensure your samples make it to the right people. Since I will be managing the article, you can also send a duplicate copy to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email submissions must be 500k or less. We will have an ongoing need for this type of project, so please send them at any time.
This column will first appear in the August/September issue. If you’d like more information or would just like to keep up-to-date with Scrapbooks, etc. you can always check out our blog at: scrapbooksetc.blogspot.com
Thanks so much—can’t wait to see your ideas! Erin Terrell, SBE Contributing Editor
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I love this card. I am not sure at first that I liked it with all the browns but it grew on me. I used SCS sketch #97. I seem to stay very monochromatic with my cards, I am surprised I even used patterned paper. I am trying to push myself more to used it as I have tons of it! I guess it will happen a little at a time!
Stamps: SU (don't know which set)
Markers: Martha Stewart, Whispers
DP: from stash
cardstock: SU, bazzill
Monday, September 17, 2007
>A rubber stamper is entrusted with creating works of art to be treasured by family and friends. Creating hand stamped items is an honorable and important task. As a Stamper, you are entitled (but not limited) to the following rights:
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Yellow is just the color I had the most of at the moment. I am also not using totally expensive cardstock either. I got this from the church about a year ago. Now I have all my sketches at my fingertips!
Off to actually make a card!
Up close of ribbon. You will most likely get more ribbon and fiber as I have oodles and oodles of ribbon and fiber.
Ah that picture did not turn out the greatest. That is 2 packages of Zision eyelets. One has shades of pink and one has shades of yellow. There is Christmas stickers (if you win and need more for a swap let me know I have 100 of them!) I hope no one will be upset if I add a little bit of other stuff that I see fit for this bog candy, please if you do let me knw in your comment:)
Saturday, September 15, 2007
First, here is the card I got from Patsy! Now do you understand why I love all her work! If you look closely Bella's dress and scrapbook bag are paper pieced! I love the colors of green and purple together!
Second, Patsy sent out some Bellas that I did not have. Who cannot appreciate Bellas? I am so happy too as I have no Fellas and now I have two Fella images. I may just have to oogle over them!
Third, out came many, many images from Stampin' Ups Happy Healing set. I love that set. I love penguins and this one is so cute. I will eventually have to get the set myself but it is hard to come by. Patsy sent me so many images I will busy for a mega long time with this set.
Fourth, check out this mini accordian book, all handmade too! It is perfect for the winter season. I love it! What is right up there with penguins? Snowmen!
And last but not least, check these little paper dolls, there are 2 of them with shirts, shirts and overalls and of course hair. I am so excited, I have never had any of these either! I have a sizzix just not these dies!
Want to know the best part about getting these uber awesome package yesterday? I finally got my stuff sorted around and I can scrap and make cards again! So I guaratee that this fun stuff will not sit unnoticed and neglected.
Thank You so Much Patsy!
Check Out Paper Blessings!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
How fun does this look? This is DS Trevor and friend Colby in my friends backyard playing in the sandbox in Summer 2006. The 3D Tonka Stickers matched the pictures so well. Don't you just love the Crate paper?
This is the second page to the layout. They were having a blast that day. Once again that still is Crate Paper, but these were punch outs. I think the colors from the Seaweed Collection suited the pictures great too. These 2 layouts are a couple of my favorite! Let me know what you think!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Please...take time out of today to remember all the people lost in the attacks. Then, make sure you hug your children, your husband, mom, dad, sister, brother anyone that you can.
One that note, over at Gina K Designs 10% of all purchases will go to the September 11, 2001Children's Fund. Special sale itemsthroughout the storebut only today!Look around and find deals on select stamp cleaners, punches, rubber stamps,DVDs and more!And it all makes a difference!
Remember "Freedom is not Free"
Monday, September 10, 2007
DP: Daisy D's
Ink: Black Staz On
Stamps: Feela Bella
Pens: Whispers, Gelly Roll, Martha Stewart
Ribbon From Stash
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Flowers: Bazzill, Darice
Ink: SU (Basic Black)
Ribbon: American Crafts
Misc.: Brads from stash, adhesive
It is not the best but there they are. Totally not very excited....I should have taken a pic of me, I was the one hopping up and down with joy!
On to the sketch. On August 29, 2007, Rae over at Scrap Dribbles posted her weekend sketch. This is the first sketch over at Scrap Dribbles that I have ever tried. So I can honestly say I love the sketch, hate me card. I had so many hopes, ideas and dreams for my card and everything went wrong so I will post the card that came out and I will be off to do another one with the same sketch. If you want to check out the sketch you can check it out here. This is what I came up with. I had to put flowers over my stamp because for some reason my ink went all weird which happens sometimes on my acrylic stamps. Anyone have an answer for that? So I had to make a quick save. That was only that start of my problems!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Ooops there is a glare but you get the idea. So how cute are those? So I wondered farther up to the till and found out that another set of Studio G clear stamps had come out too. So I sifted through those too. I had all morning I thought the kids were in school. I ended up with 7 packages of those. 1 ended up being a double which will end up being blog candy at a later date. So check out my score.
Well, I am pretty proud of myself. I walked out of Michaels only spending $7.50 and thinking that I grabbed a great stash and lots to play with. Especially with the kids having a full day back at school tomorrow!
The Queen of Scrap
I cannot believe that I have not talked about this sooner, about one of my favorite blogs! Most of us have blogs that we visit regularly or everyday. This blog I visit everday sometimes more. It is called Paper Blessings. Have you ever checked it out? I would totally encourage you too. Patsy is my inspiration, like my stamping guru. I love all her work, I wish I could hound her all day long asking her about all her techniques, tips and secrets! So I think if I study it long enough I will catch on. Also if you catch Patsy on a good day she has awesome Blog candy and if I say so myself her husband has some great ideas too!
Check out Paper Blessings!
The Queen of Scrap
Monday, September 3, 2007
I guess I am still in the summer spirit. This was the first time I had inked up my summer sandals from Clear Dollar Stamps. If you haven't checked out their stamps you really should they are really cute.
Patterned Paper: 3 Bugs in a Rug
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps, Studio G
Staz On Basic Black Ink, Martha Stewart Writing Pen, Adhesive, Ribbon from Stash
Hope you enjoyed!
The Queen of Scrap!
Friday, August 31, 2007
I am off to work on the sketch!
The Queen of Scrap.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Stamps: SU (Close to Nature)
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: The Paper Company, Bazzill
Misc: Staedtler Aquarell Coloured Pencils, Su Blender Pen, Misc Brads
So What do you think? I am actually pretty proud of this card. It is not so plain as my usual ones!
Tha Queen of Scrap!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
The journaling reads: How lucky is trevor to have met his Great Grampa! Many children don't get that chance and here is Trevor spending quality time being just like Great Grampa!
PP: Crate Paper
Twill: Bobbin Ribbon from Michaels
Brads: Making Memories
My second layout is a layout of Treovr with his Great Gramma Summer of 2006 (i think)! Trevor loved Thomas the Tank Engine and he could tell you all the engines names and he made sure that you knew them all too. Here he is Teaching his Great Gramma Thomas.
I can't remember all the products used for this layout as I started this layout quite awhile ago and finished it tonight. So I kind of cheated. I totally love the Colorbok letters and my Xyron, how easy is it to do a title? No journaling on this one as the title says it all!
Off to do some challenges tonight!
The Queen of Scrap!